Fabian T. Pfeffer

Pfeffer on the growing wealth gap in college attainment

an In The Media Reference

"The Growing College Graduation Gap" - New York Times. 3/25/2018.

In his recent analysis, Fabian Pfeffer finds "a large and rapidly increasing wealth gap in college attainment between cohorts born in the 1970 and 1980s. This growing wealth gap in higher educational attainment co-occurred with a rise in inequality in children's wealth backgrounds, though the analyses also suggest that the latter does not fully account for the former."

As reported in the NYT piece, Pfeffer's results raise concerns about the distribution of educational opportunity among today's US children, who are growing up in a context of extreme wealth inequality.

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Fabian T. Pfeffer

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